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new york city public schools reopened today following the damage from super storm sandy last month. 18 are still closed. gas rationing extented through friday. for many people's whose homes were damaged, insult has been added to injury. senior correspondent eric shawn explains from breezy point new york. >> amid the devastation and destruction that remains three weeks after hurricane sandy, a stinging surprise from the new york city building department. a notice, tacked to the front door, demanding the storm's victims fix their problems under penalty of law. >> the city needs to work with us, not against us. you know, to impose a fine, to threaten violations, i mean just look around. it's obviously people who have never stepped foot here, because if you saw what was going on here, you would haven't the nerve to put that on our door. >> it's called a notice of deficiency. and if there ever was an understatement, this is it. it orders homeowners to repair, and/or replace if possible and obtain all necessary building permits testimonies city says the notices are merely meant to catalog da
-in-chief jacket was only slipped on after all the president's storm work. new york city city mayor michael bloomberg hard hit by the storm happened to pick today to endorse the president. bret? >> bret: ed henry live in las vegas. thank you. now to our continuing investigation in the libya scandal. there is new evidence tonight that september's terror attack on the u.s. mission in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others had some element of inside help. chief intelligence coach catherine herridge has the update. >> one month before the benghazi attack, the classified cable reviewed by fox news warned the state department that libyan militia was infiltrated by islamists and could not be trusted. "certain sectors of the brigade were hesitant to share information." >> it's a direct evidence you can't rely on libyans and we can't defend consulate and direct evidence there is al-qaeda people in the region. >> new documents recovered from the benghazi compound by the foreign policy magazine show that in the early morning hours of september 11, the consulate staff believed they were
leventhal has thatory from staten island. >> new york city collected more than a quarter billion tons of debris in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but the job isn't done yet. soon, at least 200 of the hardest hit homes may be demolished. residents are struggling to decide if and how they will rebuild. >> came back and up in of us could we have been devastated here. >> teresa's home is one of a thousand tagged with a red sticker labeling it unsafe to occupy. the stickers don't necessarily mean homes must be raised, leave manage like teresa with a lot of questions. >> what kind of foundation to do we need to put. what beams do we need in the home. so that if we are hit ever again. close to this. some homes will be able to sustain it. >> lawmakers op staten island are divided op how to move forward. some are calling for a moratorium on building from six months to a year to be studies op topography, and impact on beaches and long--term interest of residents. proposals to require new home to be built with bricks or stilts with electrical systems high above ground. most say no matte matte
. then the city council have have its say on how the 3 million will be spent. participate pear in chicago and new york city. first time on a citywide level to the mayor's regret. >> i have no problems with creativity. but now is not the time to be creative. >> davis said in a city struggling to get back on its feet tax dollars should pay for critical needs. that's it. if you talk to the public they say we want public safety. we want our streets fixed. we want building and ground. we want service. we're not doing that. >> supporters of participatory budgeting say the winning project may include some the mayor's priority. >> when you give people a chance to meaningfully participate and actually solve problems, they really step up. and they really make great decisions. >> other struggling cities are watching closely to see in vallejo can engage its residents in a way no other city has by giving the people more of a say. bret? >> bret: claudia cowan in san francisco. thank you. two more executives are out, at least temporarily in the ongoing scandal at the bbc. today, the director of news and her dep
can you run out of poles? >> in new york city, gas rationing began today. cars with the even number plate film on even number days. odd number plate fill up on odd number days. ease long line and short tempers. >> that make sense. it would have useed up. you wouldn't have had the long lines. >> housing is a growing concern. fema trying to provide shelter for 95% people. you wake up and you're okay then in a second it hits you that this happened and you don't have a place of your own anymore. it's de stating. you always think it won't be you. then it is. >> one thing there seems to be plenty of, generosity. train with supplies from louisiana to new jersey packed by a community who knows something about weathering mother nature. >> all the images of new jersey mad them feel like they want to do something. so they organized effort on facebook. >> donations are appreciated. but they won't turn the lights back on. there are still more than 160,000 homes just on long island. in the dark tonight. folks in oceanside are told the electricity might be back by the middle of next week. meantime
the cancellation of the new york city marathon. public outcry over the city's refusal to cancel the race in wake of hurricane convinced the authorities to reverse course and pull the plug late this afternoon. correspondent david lee miller is live on staten island with the breaking developments. good evening, david. >> bret, you know the starting line for the marathon is here in storm ra advantageed staten island. many people here are pleased to hear the race has been canceled. mayor bloomberg issued a statement that said while holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery evident it's clear that it has been source of controversy and division. the region is still recovering from the storm and the survivorring only continues -- and the survivorring only suffey continues. >> people living in area affected by the storm is running out of patience. >> it's terrible. everything is going down hill. this is not america. i don't know what it is. >> millions are without power, especially those who depend on overhead lines for electricit electricity. >> i don't have anywhere to g
this afternoon. and now new york city and long island following new jersey's lead going to an odd-even gas management plan, people with odd number license plates can only fill up on odd numbered days and people with even plates on even days to shorten gas lines. anyone without heat and power is in for another cold night with the temperatures dipping near freezing. bret? >> bret: rick leventhal live in staten island. thanks. state official says new york governor andrew cuomo fired his emergency management director for diverting a work crew to remove a tree from his driveway after superstorm sandy hit. stephen kerr was pulling down $153,000 a year. no comment from him or the governor's office. learning the hard way every vote does count. who got it right and who got it wrong in the polls? the survey says next in the grapevine. ♪ ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and tha
of new york is distributing almost 27,000 holiday meals in neighborhoods reeling from sandy. tonight, anna kooiman shows us how some members are giving like never before. >> i thank god and thank the people of rockaway. everybody came together and we'll pull through this. later, guys. >> take care. >> you always love family and in the storm, everybody became a family. >> and in the wake of superstorm zahn, enough turkey and fixings, to feed a thousand folks in need. in rockaway. >> we have one corn, open, two-- >> in the previous years, fed 600. >> and there's so much need and not enough dollars to go around. the church looks different than it has for the past 18 years, the basement was flooded, and they're running the thanksgiving operation using generator power. >> when you take rockaway and ocean side and bellmore and massapequa. >> there's massive devastation on horrendous levels. >> eric snow was in the dark over a week and had flooding from eight to ten foot storm surge and teaching his kids that volunteering is the reason for the season. >> and it makes you feel good and that
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